Category Archives: Secret Star Chamber

U.S. Congressional Investigations of “Massive Fraud”

U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, the incoming chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, told CNN’s State of the Union yesterday there have been “several massive frauds against the American people. And it’s now our job, the job of the Justice Department…the special counsel, and the Congress to get to the bottom of this.” One massive fraud … Continue reading U.S. Congressional Investigations of “Massive Fraud”

State Attorney General Abdicates

During Thanksgiving week, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall parted ways with Matt Hart (pictured right), the most feared state prosecutor who took on public corruption and successfully convicted high-profile politicos and others. Only Jefferson County has had the intestinal fortitude to investigate further and indict Balch stooges Trey Glenn (who resigned from the EPA the day … Continue reading State Attorney General Abdicates

Balch & Bingham’s Prophylactic Hypocrisy

[This post originally appeared on October 25, 2017. Over a year later, these actions have become a pillar in the civil RICO lawsuit to be filed next year and appear to demonstrate the manipulation of the Alabama judicial system. The legal doctrine of estoppel looks like it has been violated for Balch & Bingham’s benefit.] … Continue reading Balch & Bingham’s Prophylactic Hypocrisy

What will Southern Company do in December?

A year ago today, Tom Fanning, CEO of Southern Company, personally called us and spoke about their commitment to “listening to the community” and  wanting to hear our concerns about Balch & Bingham, the Newsome Conspiracy Case, and the North Birmingham Bribery Scandal. A year later, the entanglement of Southern Company in the Newsome Conspiracy … Continue reading What will Southern Company do in December?

Corrupt State of Affairs in Alabama

We returned late Friday from a very insightful and productive trip to New York City and Washington, D.C. Our high-level sources tell us that with the local Jefferson County indictment of Balch & Bingham stooges Scott Phillips and Trey Glenn, pressure on the U.S. Department of Justice to take a deeper look at the corrupt … Continue reading Corrupt State of Affairs in Alabama

Living Well: Smitherman’s Bags of Cash

With the headline “Lawmakers raise millions while running unopposed,” Kyle Whitmire of AL.com reports: Sen. Rodger Smitherman, D-Birmingham, raised $240,161, with about $110,000 coming after no one qualified to run against him. Under Alabama law, officials can use leftover campaign funds for any expenses reasonably related to the office. So what’s reasonable? That’s largely subject … Continue reading Living Well: Smitherman’s Bags of Cash

RICO, Actors, and Staged Events

In June, we wrote about the explosive allegations about hired actors used to testify in public hearings on behalf of an electric utility in New Orleans. Alabama Power, Balch & Bingham’s top client  run by former Balch & Bingham partners, used a consulting firm tied to the scandal. The consulting firm denied ever hiring actors … Continue reading RICO, Actors, and Staged Events

Collapse! Andy2K’s Law Firm Disintegrates

Andrew “Andy2K” Campbell, who was named lead counsel on behalf of Balch & Bingham in the Newsome Conspiracy Case earlier this year, is now in the middle of an ugly fight, seeing his own boutique law firm, Campbell Guin, LLC, collapse and disintegrate. His former partners and owners at the firm allege that Andy2K “failed … Continue reading Collapse! Andy2K’s Law Firm Disintegrates

Are Smithermans Cooperating with Feds? Ronnlund Acts Under Review?

One of our sources claims that Judge Carole Smitherman and her husband State Senator Rodger Smitherman are allegedly quietly cooperating with federal investigators. We have also recently learned that Robert M. Ronnlund’s alleged acts of criminal obstruction of justice, alleged alteration of evidence, and what appears to be acts of perjury by Balch & Bingham … Continue reading Are Smithermans Cooperating with Feds? Ronnlund Acts Under Review?

Glaring Impunity: Balch’s Star Chamber Hits One-Year

Balch & Bingham has suffered serious damage because of Balch’s own, self-inflicted mistakes. Tomorrow marks the one-year birthday of the secretive and unconstitutional Star Chamber in the Newsome Conspiracy Case foolishly pursued by Balch & Bingham at the height of two-federal probes last year. We have heard from and read commentary from respected jurists to … Continue reading Glaring Impunity: Balch’s Star Chamber Hits One-Year

Star Chamber: Judge Smitherman Yowls while Andy2K Wails

During the Motion to Recuse her honor in the Newsome Conspiracy Case, Judge Carole Smitherman verbally attacked Burt Newsome, displayed flagrant bias, and then implicated her family. “You have attacked my family unfairly,” she yowled, according to court transcripts. Why would she say “family?” In his Motion to Recuse, Newsome pointed out that her husband, … Continue reading Star Chamber: Judge Smitherman Yowls while Andy2K Wails